Redmi Note 4 Battery Problem: Cause And Simple Solution For You

Dhir Acharya - Jun 03, 2020


Redmi Note 4 Battery Problem: Cause And Simple Solution For You

Redmi Note 4 battery problem: the phone was reported to drain fast and charging didn't work. What caused this issued? What can you do to save battery life?

Over the years, Xiaomi has built a reputation as a reliable Chinese brand for good, affordable smartphones. Its Redmi Note series includes several great devices, like the Redmi Note 4 that was released in early 2017. However, users ran into the same Redmi Note 4 battery problem: quick battery drain. So, what caused the problem and how can you fix it? Let’s find out.

Redmi Note 4 Battery Problem
Redmi Note 4 Battery Problem

Redmi Note 4 Specifications

As the device came out a long time ago, you may not be familiar to remember much about this phone. So we’re here to recap some key specs of the Redmi Note 4.

The smartphone comes with a 5.5-inch display with a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels and a 401ppi pixel density. In terms of photography, the handset houses a single main lens on the back, 13MP and f/2.0, along with a single selfie lens on the front, 5MP and f/2.0.

Regarding platform and performance, it’s powered by the Snapdragon 625 set of chips. The device runs Android 6 out of the box. Besides, the smartphone features 4GB of RAM as well as 64GB of onboard memory.

Finally, the handset packs a 4,100mAh battery.

Redmi Note 4 Battery Problem
Redmi Note 4 Battery Problem

Mi Redmi Note 4 battery problem

Now, let’s look at the battery problem in Redmi Note 4.

In 2018, many users went on forums and social media to report the battery issues in this smartphone. Main problems include:

  • The battery drained too fast: a user reported his Redmi Note 4 battery went from 100% to 0% in just three hours without being used. Another said that they removed the charge at 40% and it drained to 0% within minutes.
  • Charging didn’t work: a user complained that charging only worked when the phone was turned off. When they charged with the phone on, the battery drained about 1% every 10 minutes.
  • The battery was hot.
  • The factory reset didn’t solve these problems.
Redmi Note 4 Battery Problem
Redmi Note 4 Battery Problem: Fast draining

How to fix Mi Note 4 battery problem

Browsing through a lot of answers on the internet, it seems that there’s a sole cause for all of these problems: the Google Duo app.

The bad news is that this app comes as factory-installed, meaning you cannot remove it from your phone completely. However, you can downgrade it and disable auto-updates in Google Play Store.

Many users tried this way and it worked.

On the other hand, if you’re having the Mi Note 4 battery charging problem, the first thing to do is check if the battery is swollen. After 2 years of use, you may want to replace it with a new battery. But remember to buy a replacement battery from reliable stores as a poor-quality one can result in ugly consequences, like explosions while charging.

Redmi Note 4 Battery Problem
Redmi Note 4 Battery Problem

What to do if Redmi Note 4 battery drain

Update phone and apps

Open Settings > About phone > System update and get the latest update on your phone. Then, open the Google Play Store and you can update all the apps on your device.

Clear device cache

The cache contains temporary data downloaded by apps and deleting this is one of the easiest ways to stop your battery from draining.

To do this, head to Settings > Storage > Cached data, then clear all the cached data.

Redmi Note 4 Battery Problem
Redmi Note 4 Battery Problem: clear cache

Find the third-party app that’s draining your battery

On the Redmi Note 4, open the Setting apps, then tap on Battery, then tap on Power, then Battery use. Here, there will be a list of apps and the percentage of power each of them is using from the highest to the lowest level. Here, you can delete app data.

Uninstall apps you never use

There are apps already installed when you bought the phone but you never use it. They may be running on the background and draining your battery faster, so view all the apps on the device and remove those unused.

Also, if there’s an app you rarely use and you can access its platform on the web, consider removing it too.

Redmi Note 4 Battery Problem
Redmi Note 4 Battery Problem: delete unused apps

Turn off wake lock screen for notifications

The phone screen lights up when a new notification comes in. This is helpful to notify users but it also consumes power, so you can disable this feature to save battery life.

To do this, open Settings > Lock screen & password > Wake lock screen for notifications, and toggle off the switch.

Turn off unnecessary connectivity features

You don’t always use Wi-Fi, GPS, or Bluetooth, so you should turn off these features to save more power for your phone.

You can easily and quickly turn them off in Quick Settings, but you can also head to Settings and the features will appear in a list.

Redmi Note 4 Battery Problem
Redmi Note 4 Battery Problem

Turn off scanning

Android phone comes with the Wi-Fi Scanning feature that scans 24/7 for the next Wi-Fi connection available. This consumes a lot of power, you should consider turning it off too.

Turn off automatic brightness

Adjusting the brightness of the screen manually will help you save some more power for longer battery life. To do this, open Settings > Display > Brightness level, and switch off the option Automatic brightness.

Reduce sleep time

The smartphone lets you choose a different time for screen timeout, the longer it stays lit, the more power it consumes. The best Sleep time should be between 30 seconds and 1 minute.

To do this, open Settings > Lock screen & password> Sleep then choose the right amount of time.

Overall, if you’re running into Redmi Note 4 battery problem that it’s draining too fast or charging doesn’t work, it’s likely due to the Google Duo app and the solution is quite simple. On the other hand, you should also follow our tips to extend your battery life.

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